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Fruit tree comparison - Williams
Pear trees

Williams

Williams is a classic English pear, also known as Bartlett, with good flavour and quite easy to grow.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill?Suitable for beginners
CroppingGood
Fertility?Partially self-fertile
Flowering group?3
Pollinating others?Average
Ploidy?Diploid
Vigour?Average growth
Bearing regularity?Regular
Fruit bearing?Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence?Normal ripening

Using

Picking season?Early
Use / keeping?1 week
Flavour quality?Good
Flavour styleSweeter

Looking after

Overall disease resistance?Poor

Identification

Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1750 - 1799
Fruit colourGreen - light
Leaf colourGreen